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Newly added quotes to the “Quotes Page“:

  • You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

-Eleanore Roosevelt

  • Men always want to be a womans first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a mans last romance.
-A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde
  • My daddy said, that the first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.

-The Notebook

Love
Some people never find the right kind of love.
 You know, the kind that steals your breath away,
like diving into snowmelt.
The kind that jolts your heart,
sets it beating apace,
 an anxious hiccuping of hummingbird wings.
The kind that makes every terrible
 minute apart feel like hours. Days.
Some people flit from one possibility
 to the next, never experiencing the incredible
connection of two people, rocked by destiny.

Never knowing what it means to love
someone else more than themselves.

More than life itself, or the promise
of something better, beyond this world.
Lucky me. I found the right kind of love.
With the wrong person.
 ‘Tricks’ by Ellen Hopkins

Valentines Day

I watched the movie “Valentines Day” on,well, Valentines Day -with (my tweedle-sister) Shannon.

It seemed fitting.

Valentine's Day

 

Not going to lie, Taylor Swift was a highlight.

Still of Taylor Swift in Valentine's Day

Reed Bennett: When I was a kid, most of the advice that my dad gave me was crap. But there’s one thing that he said that was pure genius… he said, if you’re ever with a girl that’s too good for you, marry her.

Girls Gone Wise

{warning! Long post ahead..}

Was reading a book at my youth pastors house. I liked it immediately, and it said in the book that they have a website.

Of course I flew home to look it up, and found some blurbs from a couple awesome articles..

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I know that the basis on whether I have a good or bad day is how well I did at work & life in general.

But it shouldnt be that way..

You don’t have to be an Approvaholic.

You don’t have to live in fear of being rejected, being punished, making a mistake or not living up to some perceived expectation. The same One that has already purchased your approval before your only Judge is the very One who said, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). And in Him, you are completely – and already – accepted.

{approvaholic? Read More Here}

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Recognizing the Gift

If you, like me, are somewhere between hearing, “Congratulations, Class of 2003” in the past and “You may kiss the bride” in the future, God says that you’ve been given the gift singleness.

Whatever your season and whatever your future, if you’re an unmarried believer God intends for your singleness to be so much more than just waiting for life to start. As Elisabeth Elliot said, “Having now spent more than forty-one years single, I have learned that it is indeed a gift. Not one I would choose. … But we do not choose gifts, remember? We are given them by a divine Giver who knows the end from the beginning, and wants above all else to give us the gift of Himself.”

But how can we even truly serve Him if we’re still stuck on the part where we can’t choose the gift?

When we look at our unmarried life and ask, “For how long?” we’re probably asking the wrong question. The real question in light of God’s sovereignty is “For what purpose?” As Jackie Kindall answers in her book Lady in Waiting, “Rather than resent your many single hours, embrace them as a gift from God – a package that contains opportunities to serve Him that are limited only by your own self-pity and lack of obedience.”

{LOVED THIS ARTICLE! Read more here}

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But until marriage comes along, what are you supposed to do in a dating relationship? How can you be a godly girlfriend?

Be Confident in Christ.

She knows who she is in Christ and exactly how He feels about her. She doesn’t “fish” for compliments or need constant assurance of her boyfriend’s feelings. I tended to worry a lot in a relationship. In my insecurity, I worried about the future of the relationship, how he felt, or if he found me attractive. My confidence wasn’t coming from the Lord because I wanted a guy’s approval more (Jn. 12:43).

But a godly girlfriend walks with confidence, with a smile on her face because she knows she’s the daughter of The King (Prov.31:25). She fears the Lord and trusts in His promises for her (Rom.8:28).

Don’t get me wrong, hearing your boyfriend’s compliments or hearing how he feels is great, and he should definitely express he cares for you, but be careful if that brings a smile to your heart more than knowing God, who created you, loves you more and thinks you’re far more beautiful than any man could.

{more? How to Be a Godly Girlfriend}

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This article goes over 4 myths. Here is the last one:

MYTH #4: If I never get married, it must be a punishment of some kind.

I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve confessed sins to God in hopes that my singleness wasn’t a punishment for them.

I’ve questioned God’s love for me because He wouldn’t give me what I wanted. I have seen the root of jealousy grow within my deceived heart because God was fulfilling the dreams of friends around me while I stood there – single!

Like a child throwing a tantrum, I have watched myself clutching onto relationships that God was weeding from my life. But the truth is, if you delight yourself in the Lord, your desires will change – or at least be put in perspective! Psalm 37:4’s promise to “Delight yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” can often be misused. It’s not a magical equation for getting what we want. But it is the key to being truly fulfilled as I find my satisfaction in God and in my relationship with Him. As I delight myself in Him, my desires change to God’s desires and what He wants for my life.

If you are like me, these truths are going to be something that you need to work through, to process. It’s not just going to happen overnight. And just when you think you’ve got it, February will show up on your calendar. Don’t be discouraged. I know the process; but I also know the peace. Allow God to lead you through both.

{want more myths?}

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This article numbers many things you can do before meeting Mr Right.

Idleness is one I struggle with..

Idleness.

I put this first because I think it is the one I struggle with the most. Yes, I multitask (as most women are pretty good at this), but do I multitask at what I should be multitasking? I can watch TV, wash the dishes, and read my Google Feeds at the same time – but is there something I could be doing in that time that would be more constructive. A former boss of mine said that often we do the easy things first just because we are putting off doing the hard things.
Many women in my life epitomize a lack of idleness. I watch them and find it hard to believe that have any energy at all? I want to “work with willing hands”, “rise while it is yet night”, “she looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” (Prov 31.13, 15, 27).
Idleness is defined as not occupied, lacking worth or basis. Is this how you want your life to be defined? I am not saying you need to be out of the home 6 nights a week to not be idle. Actually, almost the opposite would be true. As single women we have such a great opportunity and time to open our home to others and participate in ministry. Let’s take advantage of that!

{read the other tips here. Really good article!}

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You may think that there is no harm in dating the new super-cute non-Christian guy in your life, but the Bible says otherwise.

God is not punishing you with singleness. God loves you (John 3:16). For some women, God’s best for them is to be married earlier, so that they can learn important lessons about God through marriage. For other women, God’s best for them is keeping them single for a time, so they can learn those same lessons through singleness. Singleness is not a problem to be fixed! Singleness is a season of life where we can focus solely on God. The Bible says that it is God’s will that everyone be single for a time and some be single forever – and those are blessed! (1 Cor. 7:32-35)

You can choose to be obedient and single for as long as God wants or you can disobey and date/marry the next cute lost guy who walks across your path.

Paul is saying that as a believer, your primary influences should be believers. Your best friends, your advisors, your dates, and especially the man you marry should know your Jesus!  It is tempting to settle for a great lost guy over the socially-awkward stalker in the single’s ministry or being alone for another Friday night. But it doesn’t matter how sweet, handsome or dynamic the guy is – if he is lost then he is NOT God’s will for you.

Who will it be? God’s Mr. Right or the world’s Mr. Right-in-front-of-you?

{article here}

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The Not-So-Golden Anniversary of the Pill

Pharmaceutical companies, the medical community, and birth control advocates have promoted the pill as a safe, normal part of womanhood—the key to woman’s power and freedom. But in reviewing the risks and the cultural fall-out, I think that the pill has had an overall negative impact on women. This is one golden anniversary that I wouldn’t exactly call a happy one.

{more on deciding whether to take the pill or not}

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Girls Guide to Guys..

Read the signs: Between the starry eyes and the butterflies, you may be tempted to ignore some negative character patterns. Does he show self-control over his temper? Prov. 22:24 tells us not to be friends with a man given to anger. Does he isolate you from your family and friends and compromise your boundaries or does he protect your reputation? Prov. 22:1 says that a good name is even more valuable than money. Don’t ignore the red flags!

The most important principle for the Godly Girl’s Guide to Guys is to “Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Prov. 4:23). Remember Whose you are – that you were bought with a price and are of incredible worth to Your Creator (I Cor. 6:20, 1 Peter 5:7).  And there’s no need to kiss the frogs to find your prince – Your Prince of Peace has established your steps. (Prov. 16:9)

{whole article here}

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The Truth According to Katy Perry

The song firework, compared.

 

{whole article here}

 

 


“He’s Just Not That Into You”

 

I had forgotten how much I liked this movie..

 

 

Still of Ginnifer Goodwin and Justin Long in He's Just Not That Into You

 

Gigi: A girl will never forget the first boy she ever likes.

 

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Gigi: Girls are taught a lot of stuff growing up. If a guy punches you he likes you. Never try to trim your own bangs and someday you will meet a wonderful guy and get your very own happy ending. Every movie we see, Every story we’re told implores us to wait for it, the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love, the exception to the rule. But sometimes we’re so focused on finding our happy ending we don’t learn how to read the signs. How to tell from the ones who want us and the ones who don’t, the ones who will stay and the ones who will leave. And maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy, maybe… it’s you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is… just… moving on. Or maybe the happy ending is this, knowing after all the unreturned phone calls, broken-hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment you never gave up hope.

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Gigi: I would rather be like that, then be like you.
Alex: Excuse me? What’s that supposed to mean?
Gigi: I may dissect each little thing and put myself out there so much but at least that means that I still care. Oh! You’ve think you won because women are expendable to you. You may not get hurt or make an ass of yourself that way but you don’t fall in love that way either. You have not won. You’re alone. I may do a lot of stupid stuff but I’m still a lot closer to love than you are.

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Gigi: Hey sorry to bug you again! Uh quick question.
Alex: What’s going on?
Gigi: Ok I’m making out with this guy, PG stuff. but he mentions he’s going out of town so he’s gonna be out of touch.
Alex: Run.
Gigi: But maybe he is going out of town.
Alex: To where? New Guinea? Where’s he gonna be that he’s gonna be out of touch?
Gigi: Opens bathroom door – Where are you going out of town to again?
Gigi: Pittsburgh
Alex: Run.
Gigi: So what now I’m just supposed to turn from every guy who doesn’t like me?
Alex: Uh. Yeah!
Gigi: There’s not gonna be anybody left.

 

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Alex: If a guy doesn’t call you, he doesn’t want to call you.

 

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Gigi: Maybe his grandma died or maybe he lost my number or is out of town or got hit by a cab…
Alex: Or maybe he is not interested in seeing you again.

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Gigi: Hey Conor, It’s GiGi, I just thought that I hadn’t heard from you, and I mean how stupid is it that a girl has to wait for a guy’s call anyway, right? Cause we’re all equal right? more than equal. more women are accepted into law school now then men. Call me, oh this is GiGi, call me

Sooo,

I had realized this past week that I had a new favorite crush.

Justin Long at event of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Justin Long.

But then I found out he is 10 years older than me.

And dating Drew Barrymore.

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long at event of Going the Distance

That ended my crushing.

(mostly)

Quotes {to be constantly updated}

A selection of quotes I will slowly add to over time.

1/5/10

  • When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
    – Alexander Graham Bell

1/13/11

  • Allow a man to win your heart. And if he doesn’t want to, then why would you want him?

1/15/11

  • “I think that playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.”
    ~Kate Spade
  • “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
    ~Jane Austen
  • “Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.” ~Anonymous
  • “Your heart just breaks, that’s all. But you can’t judge, or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.”    ~Audrey Hepburn
  • “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”       ~Agatha Christie
1/25/11
  • She’s not the type of girl to wait by the phone, she won’t cry, she knows it’ll get her nowhere, she’ll laugh a lot and often, and she will live her own life. She would like you to be a part of it, but she will do just fine without you.                                 — (via I am blessed)
  • You can never really know someone completely. That’s why it’s the most terrifying thing in the world, really — taking someone on faith, hoping they’ll take you on faith too. It’s such a precarious balance, It’s a wonder we do it at all. And yet….

— Libba Bray

  • Never forget what took me a lifetime to learn: You have only one heart, be true to it.
  • Sometimes, running away means you’re headed in the exact right direction.
— Alice Hoffman
  • The right guy is out there right now, wondering when he’s going meet someone just like you.
BEN: Do you wanna walk?
FELICITY: No.
BEN: Oh.
FELICITY: The truth is, I can’t be with you like this. I mean, I know I said that I could, but I can’t. I can’t just compromise myself like that. I mean, I’m an emotional person. I feel things, and I need to be able to get upset and talk about how I’m feeling. I mean, that’s just, that’s who I am, and I can’t change it. I don’t want to. And the thing is, you knew that. You knew it, and you still pursued me. Because you want something with me. You just aren’t strong enough to have it. Which… in a way, makes you a coward. And the saddest part is that one day, you’re gonna wake up and you’re gonna realize what you missed and it’ gonna be too late.
BEN: I don’t know what to say.
FELICITY: I know, it’s okay. [gives him a kiss on the cheek & walks away]
2/8/11
  • Never allow someone to be your priority, while allowing yourself to be their option
  • To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing
  • (Proverbs 13:12) “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is the tree of life”
  • “Everything that happens to you is for your own good. Could you ask for a better promise? It is better that all things should work for my good than all things should be as I wish to have them. All things might work for my pleasure and yet might all work my ruin. If all things do not always please me, they will always benefit me.”
–Spurgeon
  • “The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever” (Psalm 138:8)

2/9/11

  • “Please don’t ever sacrifice your femininity for the short-lived satisfaction of having a guy at your side.  Most guys today are not yet worth the rare beauty of a set-apart young woman.  Be patient, and pray daily.  In God’s economy, the years of loneliness and pain given to serving and obeying Him are always gloriously worth it.” -Eric Ludy

2/22/11

  • You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

-Eleanore Roosevelt

  • Men always want to be a womans first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a mans last romance.
-A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde
  • My daddy said, that the first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.

-The Notebook

Love
Some people never find the right kind of love.
 You know, the kind that steals your breath away, 
like diving into snowmelt.
The kind that jolts your heart,
sets it beating apace,
 an anxious hiccuping of hummingbird wings.
The kind that makes every terrible
 minute apart feel like hours. Days.
Some people flit from one possibility
 to the next, never experiencing the incredible
connection of two people, rocked by destiny.
 
Never knowing what it means to love
someone else more than themselves.
 
More than life itself, or the promise
of something better, beyond this world.
Lucky me. I found the right kind of love. 
With the wrong person.
 ‘Tricks’ by Ellen Hopkins

Birthdays & Convo’s

Happy Birthday Mommy!

One more year and you will be 50.

 

Conversation that happened while in the parking lot of a 7-11.

“Okay, I bet that hispanic woman got her shirt from a garage sale.” -Katie

“What? Why?” -Ma

“Because its big and it just hangs.” -K

“Well, sometimes when you are larger, its harder to find shirts that fit.” -Ma

“She is definitely larger on top” -Me

“…and it just hangs” -K

 

Superbowl was fun!

Green Bay won. whoop!

Half time show was lame. Black-Eyed Peas.


So last night I woke up randomly and heard a song playing on the radio.

And I liked it.

But I dont remember the lyrics to it..

 

But I DO remember hearing THIS song today, and I realized I LIKED it:

 

And finally, my new favorite movie:

(go watch it. now.)

You never forget your first love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superbowl

 

 

 

Well, its that time of year.

Superbowl XLV

Steelers vs Packers

I found out who was playing just this week, and after careful research (asking close friends/family who they were rooting for and why) I have decided to support the Green Bay Packers. And I feel like the Packers have more fans than the Steelers (sorry Pittsburgh!).

In honor of this year’s game, I have made ice-cream. Not because its traditional football snack-type food, but because its what I was instructed to make (coughkatiecough).

 

In other news…

*I just spent over $200 in kitchen utensils/bakeware/silverware. Oops.

[But I’m going to get my moneys worth out of it, dont worry. And its all TOO-DIE-FOR cute.]

*I went to a Kings basketball game last night. We lost. Classic.

[BUT the opposing team, Texas Spurs, went to eat at E.Restaurant! After the game! It was 10:30pm when the entire team showed up to chow down in honor of their victory. Too bad I dont work nights..]

*I re-discovered I’m a bad driver. And San Francisco doesnt help me become better.

[Katie-> no comment.]

*I want to dye my hair dark brown. And I think I’m going to do it. Next week.

[I’m getting it done at a hair-salon school..hopefully they dont screw it up…]

*No luck in the new-job-hunt.

[My one hope; Davis; wasnt hiring..pooh.]

* I’m wearing some really cute lounge-pants. I got them for $9.99

[at Macys. And I got a 20% discount because I was wearing red. boo-yah.]

* I recently cut my bangs..but I cut a couple strands a liiiitle on the short side.

[I’ll just blame the new hair-students after I get it dyed.]

*Realized I cant wait for summer.

[its going to be 70 degrees tomorrow. yess.]

*Sold some new, unopened Bare Escentuals makeup on ebay…for $20 less than what I paid for it.

[oh well, the makeup is probably a year old..maybe more.]

* I am addicted to the music video/song “Last Night Again” by Steel Magnolia.

[seriously..its a probelm. I watch it repeatedly. Every weekend when its on the CMT countdown.]